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    Gift of flowers starts brawl as MPs debate thorny issue
    Dec12

    Gift of flowers starts brawl as MPs debate thorny issue

    A bouquet of flowers is not usually a prelude to assault. But that was the scene in Ukraine’s parliament, the Verkhovna… …read more Source: The...

    Three astronauts land back on Earth from space station
    Dec12

    Three astronauts land back on Earth from space station

    ALMATY (AFP) – Three astronauts, from the United States, Russia and Japan, on Friday successfully completed a rare nighttime landing on Earth in the wintry Kazakh steppe after returning from the International Space Station.They have landed safely and the recovery team have found them. Everything is according to plan, a spokesman for Russian...

    United Nations: U.S. and Russia Blame Each Other for Ukraine Conflict
    Dec12

    United Nations: U.S. and Russia Blame Each Other for Ukraine Conflict

    Washington accused Moscow of trying to suppress public discussion of facts about the nearly two-year-old war. …read more Source:...

    Regional Spats, ‘Climate Justice’ Hijack Paris Talks on Global Warming
    Dec12

    Regional Spats, ‘Climate Justice’ Hijack Paris Talks on Global Warming

    PARIS—Competing national interests and even personal rivalries have cast a cloud over the international summit on climate change meeting here, and the issue of “climate justice” has proven to be a significant stumbling block in the way of any meaningful deal. At various points during the two-week conference, realpolitik took over, overshadowing...

    Activists: Human Rights Violations Rampant in Russian-Held Crimea
    Dec12

    Activists: Human Rights Violations Rampant in Russian-Held Crimea

    Ukrainian activists say human rights violations are rampant in Crimea, the Russian-annexed peninsula of Ukraine, including people being forced to acquire Russian citizenship and intimidation of nationalists. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Darth Vader’s Day
    Dec12

    Darth Vader’s Day

    Valentyn Ogirenko / ReutersWhile the world awaits the debut of the latest Star Wars installment, Ukraine’s Darth Mykolaiovych Vader has some chores to do. He’s got to iron his cloak, vacuum his apartment, and prepare dinner for his family. The Odessa resident, who enjoyed the spotlight earlier this year when he ran for office, invited...

    Watch: Brawl breaks out in Ukraine parliament
    Dec12

    Watch: Brawl breaks out in Ukraine parliament

    A deputy tried to drag the prime minister away from the rostrum, chaos ensued. …read more Source: USA...

    US and Russia trade accusations at UN over Ukraine conflict
    Dec12

    US and Russia trade accusations at UN over Ukraine conflict

    The United States and Russia blamed each other on Friday for the continued conflict in Ukraine, with Washington accusing the Kremlin of attempting to suppress public discussion of facts about the nearly two-year-old war. …read more Source: Channel...

    Ukraine Parliament Turns Into ‘Fight Club’ As Legislator Attacks Prime Minister
    Dec12

    Ukraine Parliament Turns Into ‘Fight Club’ As Legislator Attacks Prime Minister

    If you think partisan bickering in Congress is tense, check out the Ukrainian Parliament. It makes Capitol Hill seem downright genial by comparison.A massive brawl broke out Friday in the Supreme Rada, Ukraine’s legislative chamber, when Parliament member Oleh Barna physically dragged Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk from the...

    Hollywood can have Star Wars but Ukraine gets Darth Mykolaiovych Vader
    Dec12

    Hollywood can have Star Wars but Ukraine gets Darth Mykolaiovych Vader

    Darth Vader was bent on galactic domination, but his Ukrainian namesake enjoys more mundane pursuits: local politics, walking the family dog and a spot of embroidery. The Ukrainian citizen, who has changed his name to Darth Mykolaiovych Vader, ran for the post of local mayor in October, his political backers dressed as Stormtroopers. In his...